Missile IPA | Champion Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
241 Ratings
Missile IPAMissile IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Champion Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
championbrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by seanchai on 08-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
241
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
63
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #91 (Aug 2014):

Orangey, Bitter, Warming, Herbal

What we have here is an IPA that is and even played as the malt foundation is sturdy enough to put up with the varietal hopping of Simcoe, Cascade, and Summit. While you might be familiar with the first two hops the latter is a descendant of an old school variety called Nugget. Smells and tastes like and firm hopped IPA, flavors jump from citrus to tea to blonde tobacco. Worthy of a try for sure.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 7.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brewed 01/27/2016. Poured into a glass for drinking.

Color, brownish golden with a modest off-white head. Leaves a little lacing. Nose rather resinous, with fairly strong fruit smells secondary, a nice combo, if not groundbreaking. Taste goes through nice expansion of both hops and IPA-style malt, and leads to a rather oily (but not unpleasant) and sudsy mouthfeel. All in all, a tasty IPA, though not especially individualistic.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Between the can and the name I almost feel like this should bew called "generic American IPA" just because it all seems cliche. Solid pour reveals attractive orange amber body and rocky white head that doesn't last. Nose starts well with citrus hops but as it warms also shows dark fruit and a touch of booze.

An interesting flavor that show solid balance, with broad citrus and pine based hops mellowing against dark sweet malt and its attendant fig and plum notes. Refreshing in texture but could stand to be a little tighter and dryer in my opinion.

This is a solid drinking beer with a somewhat different feel although not really a go to IPA for me. Worth a shot, at least.

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3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky burnt yellow. Citrus hops, soap, resin, piney hops. Fruity and bready malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Bitter taste.

Overal an ok beer and not super hoppy.

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3.44/5  rDev -6%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Champion Brewing Company "Missile IPA"
12 oz. can, no freshness dating
$1.92 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

65 IBUs, 7% alc. by vol., citrusy/fruity/piney hops, biscuity/caramelish/honeyish malt - a solid rendition of a soft and smooth amber west coast IPA that's not overly processed, leaving it with a bit of a "real ale" characteristic. I'm surprised it hasn't scored better because I can't find a single fault with it, other than the fact that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of beers pretty much exactly the same as this on the market. Of course you can't blame the brewer for that, IPAs are what the customer wants, so IPAs are what the breweries will make! I'm guessing the issue with the average scores here is that "beer advocates" are looking for a bit more, something with a kick, or some extra bit of interest... we are a jaded lot, aren't we? However I call 'em as I see 'em, and this one's quite solid even if it does lean a little bit more towards "malty" with just a measly 65 IBUs ;P

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

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Missile IPA from Champion Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 241 ratings.
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